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2009 Canton Fall Festival Carnival

Fun for the whole family at the Canton Fall Fesitival Carnival beginning Thursday through Sunday, October 1-4, at the Canton Sports Center. Rides, pumpkins, music, crafts, petting farm and more all weekend long. Don't miss the Storytimes on Saturday with Canton Public Library's own enthusiastic storytellers!! Come one come all. Schedule of events

Root Root Root for the Tigers!


Detroit's own Tigers are leaders in the American League Central Division and are in an exciting race with the Minnesota Twins for the pennant. The chase is sure to go wire to wire when the Twins come to town in a four game series. The September 28th issue of Sports Illustrated features the Tiger franchise and it's positive effect on the city of Detroit.

Looking for a Fun Family Vacation Before School Starts?

Start with one of the Michigan adventures in the new book The 10 Best of Everything Families : An Ultimate Guide for Travelers by Susan H. Magsamen. Will it be a trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes, Mackinac Island, Greenfield Village or just a Sunday ride to the Diary Store at Michigan State University? Organized regionally and thematically, from the local to the national and the international (itineraries for Cape Town, London, Vancouver, and Hong Kong), the book is filled with ten-best lists, sidebars, maps, and more. A perfect resource for planning a week-long vacation with grandparents, a dream trip across the country, or a short getaway close to home.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series coming to MIS!

'Show Me the CARFAX Race Weekend' promises to be an exciting one at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI as Stock Car racing's greatest drivers compete in the CARFAX 400 on Sunday, August 16th. Gatorade Pole Day qualifying takes place on Friday, and Saturday's CARFAX 250 has the NASCAR Nationwide Series regulars battling with the Sprint Cup stars. Country singer Chris Young will perform the National Anthem at Sunday's race. Rev up by watching the new DVD The Ride of Their Lives narrated by Kevin Costner.
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World Tournament of Historic Baseball comes to Greenfield Village

Imagine baseball being played without gloves, sliding,  spitting, bunting or cursing. In this weekend's World Tournament of Historic Baseball teams compete using the early rules of baseball from 1867. This annual event is fun for the whole family with lots of baseball, food and music. In addition, meet some old and new Tigers like Zach Miner, Mickey Stanley and Mickey Lolich. For a schedule of events click here.

Poetry for the Whole Family

I recently completed the Canton Public Library Adult Summer Reading Program and I can't stop thinking about the poetry book I read for the Minimalism Category of the Master Level; The Poets Corner: The One and Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family. The poems were selected by John Lithgow who grew up listening to his grandmother recite poetry. It's a wonderful introduction to poetry and presents an inside look into the poets lives with mini-biographies alongside their work. Be sure to listen to the accompanying MP3 with performers such as Morgan Freeman, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close and many more.

A Tiger to Prey in the Hills of Michigan!

That's right, Tiger Woods will be among the field of players in the 45th Buick Open at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc this week.  Don't miss your chance to see what could be the final Buick Open, the only PGA tour stop, here in Michigan.   

Photo courtesy of AP Images

Four Tigers make the MLB All-Star Roster

CGCurtis Granderson, Brandon Inge, Edwin Jackson and Jason Verlander will represent the Detroit Tigers in the 80th Midsummer Classic at St.

Hiking in Michigan

Whether it's a long cross-state hike or a shorter day hike, Michigan abounds with breathtaking trials.  To locate and plan a hike near or far visit Michigan.org.  Make sure to prepare for a enjoyable experience with Buck Tilton's new Knack

Kid Rock to serve as Grand Marshal for the LifeLock 400 at MIS

miSEnjoy an exciting weekend with family and friends at the Michigan International Speedway beginnning this Friday and culminating with the LifeLock 400 on Sunday, June 14, 2009. Detroit's multi-platinum recording artist, Kid Rock, will headline pre-race activities, give the famous command for drivers to start their engines and ride in the Grand Marshal car leading the field during the ceremonial parade laps.  Rev up by watching the new DVD The Ride of Their Lives  narrated by Kevin Costner.  Photo courtesy of AP Images.

Déjà Vu for the 2009 Stanley Cup!

The Detroit Red Wings defeat the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Western Conference Finals and move on to face the Pittsburgh Penguins once again in the Stanley Cup Finals!! Keep the beard, get the octopuses ready and cheer the Wings on to a repeat title.   In between games watch

27th Annual Canton Cup Soccer Tournament

It's Memorial Day weekend which means it's time for the Annual Canton Cup, the largest soccer tournament of it's kind in Michigan.  Over 580 teams from across Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario compete on soccer fields throughout Canton.  More information can be found on the 2009 Canton Cup website and find the new book Outcasts United: A Refugge Team, an American Town by John St. Warren in our collection.

Keep the Beard Growing!

It'll be an Original Six matchup in the NHL Western Conference Finals when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs!  The series begins this Sunday at the Joe.  Read more about hockey history in Brian McFarlane's Original Six Series here at CPL.  Go Wings!!

Happy 50th anniversary to Hitsville USA!

Motown Records, founded by Berry Gordy, marks it's 50th anniversary by celebrating all year long.  Discover some of Motown's history through the library's collection of books and videos.  Re-live the sounds with some tunes by

'The Bird' in his own words

Mark Fidrych was introduced to the Detroit area back in 1976.  He was energetic, unique, and talented.  Fans everywhere watched his antics on the field from talking to the ball to kneeling down and smoothing out the mound. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1976 and went on to spend his major league career with the Detroit Tigers. Remember Mark Fidrych in his book No Big Deal published in 1977.